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Old 11-11-2005, 03:38 PM   #1
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Cant install linksys router in unbuntu, lost windows restore cd

So, last night I got a package of Unbuntu live and install Cd's. I ran down to my room, popped in the live CD, and liked it.

Tried to figure out this partition thing, and was having a lot of trouble when installing unbuntu on a partition, so I gave up, and just let it erase everything on my hard drive.

So, now I have Unbuntu. Popped in the linksys CD to install the drivers for my wireless router, and nothing happened. After looking into it, I found out why. Linux doesn't run ".exe". The setup on the CD is an exe.

I looked into how to remedy this. I found wine. All I had to do was go to this one site and download it from my linux box. One problem, I cant install router to get internet in the first place.

I decided to just go back to windows for now. So, I get the restore CD, and see it says "2 Of 2". Hm, where is "1 Of 2"? I popped the CD in, and get an error every time. It aborts, opens the tray, and restarts.

I have no idea what to do now. I guess I need the first disk to restore my computer, but I don't have it. The only solution I can think of for now is to install my wireless router, and use linux. But I need to know how. Can anyone help me?
Old 11-11-2005, 04:15 PM   #2
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you don't need no drivers for a router... when your lan or wlan card is installed succesfully, it's all what's necessary... you can config your router by accessing it with your webbrowser, surfing @ (or something else, you will find this url in de quick manual)
Old 11-11-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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When I do that, I get: could not be found. Please check the name and try again.

Any thoughts?
Old 11-11-2005, 05:00 PM   #4
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It may be, and the default router password is usually 'linksys' or 'admin'
Old 11-11-2005, 05:13 PM   #5
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Thanks, tried them both. Neither work. Linksys support said there is no driver for linux. That hurts.

Emachines says restore CDs are 20$. Thath hurts too.

Anyone have a less painful method?


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